Friday, August 22, 2014

ALS ice bucket challenge at the colorado horse rescue

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I took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and I challenged Shannon...
 
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and it appears that Shannon challenged Rose...

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horses are charitable too!
 
Shannon and Rose are available for adoption at the Colorado Horse Rescue, chr.org

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ombre walls

Ombre is a shading of tone or color, from dark to light or light to dark.  We ombre fabric, we ombre hair, and one of the coolest places to apply this technique is in the home in the form of paint.  There are numerous options and styles to achieve ombre, I however prefer a not so perfect line, a sloping effect if you will, and a lot of blending.  Ombre is the perfect option for those who would like to inject some color, in particular darker saturated color, but are afraid of committing to a whole room.  Ombre is also a super fresh alternative to the "accent wall". 
 



 


 

 



This wall would be even better had the floor board been painted a deeper purple.
 

A super fun alternative to paint, ombre painted wood wallpaper Brewster Home Fashions

Here are a few DIY links for Ombre Walls:
PS I Made This
Curbly
The Star
Sprinkled Nest
Lowes

Monday, August 11, 2014

it's back! e-styling giveaway, up to $549 in value

Do you have a room that just feels eh? Do you have a room that needs a serious injection of style? From small tweaks to a total revamp, take advantage of this giveaway! The first reader to contact me will receive a FREE customized e-Styling Rooms to Go. You pick the room, answer a few questions, send a few pictures and I will create a room with a style that fits your needs and budget. Depending on the package you select, I will put together a color story, style board, floor plan, shopping list, DIY suggestions, and room sketches to assist in accessorizing.

Contact me at TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM if you are serious about making a style change in your home.
 
The boards shown below are sample style boards. Your e-Styling may include pieces you already own.

 

 
These boards include a black console and Louis XV armchairs that the client was keeping.
 
 
An e-Styling Rooms to Go also includes a package mailed separately with swatches, sketches and floor plan.

 
 

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

love it, live it: white & denim studio

A super fresh studio inspired by the classic combination of denim and white.  Lots of texture with a touch of bling, make this studio comfortable and ideal for creating.

Product sources available upon request TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM

Monday, August 4, 2014

classic combo, white & denim

If I had to wear a uniform, and if I could choose what said uniform would be, it would be the classic combo, no wait, classic and so simple it's sexy, combo of a white top and denim.  The white top may be a button down, a white tee or a little white tank top.  This combo can be dressed up with bling or bold jewels and heels or kept easy with delicate jewels, worn leather belts and flip flops or sneakers.  The possibilities are endless... 












 




 

 







All images via Pinterest.
 
This week's interior Style Board will be a studio inspired by this classic combo.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

love it, live it: man room, inspired by men with beards

In this man room, you will not find a reclining sofa, as a matter of fact you will not find a reclining anything.  I have secretly replaced reclining things with ottoman's covered in hide.  The media unit provides ample space for media things and cool guy stuff.  The lighting is speakeasy'ish in an updated modern version. 
A little rugged.  A little playful.  A little gentlemanly.  Beards welcome.
 
Product sources available upon request TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM 

Monday, July 28, 2014

the beard

"A beard is the collection of hair that grows on the chin, upper lip, cheeks and neck of human beings and some non-human animals", (Wiki) or in some cases human beings that look like animals.  Some cultures "view a beard as central to a man's virility, exemplifying such virtues as wisdom, strength, sexual prowess and high social status", (Wiki).  Hmmmm, I may actually be the queen of said culture because in my own words I believe the beard to be sexy, handsome and oh so manly.  Goatees do not count, they are very tired and passe, sorry bro.  A well groomed beard, be it a shadow or full on bushy, is the hottest male accessory, then and now.  Well groomed being key, very key. 
 
I have to be honest, I never really gave the beard much thought.  ZZ Top sport some serious ones and the 2013 Red Sox had some seriously ugly ones.  Not much thought at all until Spring Training 2014 when my crush showed up at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale AZ with a face full o' fuzz, I am now a lover of the beard!
 
I recently did a post for Bonobos men's suits and while researching some of my favorite iconic men in suits, I happily stumbled upon Paul Newman with the beard, let me just say...
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

All images via Google
 
Another iconic wearer of the beard, Clint Eastwood...
 

 
 

 
 

 All images via Google
 
Now some modern day beard love...
 
 
 
 

 
Superhero Team USA goalie  Tim Howard via Google
 

 
 Hugh Jackman via Google

 
Australian model Tom Bull via Google

 
The stylish Stylist and Blogger Kelly Framel has one of the best accessories evah, boyfriend Zachary Lynd

 
 Simply known as the back of "The Kettel One Hot Guy".

 
 In honor of The Beard, this week's Style Board will be a Man's Space, fit for
The Chairman of The Beard, coming Wednesday.